If in 2020 we didn’t have many choices for new kitchens, 2021 changed all that. It’s been almost as if each brand name had to have a new kitchen out for 2021. It’s like they all got together and decided that this year would be the year of the kitchen.
I was still hoping for the Hive Store to release the new kitchen she mentioned to me last year, but she seems to be on to new things. Maybe she’s just trying to keep us on our toes, eagerly anticipating what she’ll come up with next.
And that’s okay considering all the new kitchens I have seen so far. 2021 is not even over. So, who knows? Maybe a few more will come out before the end of 2021. Who do you think could come up with a new one? Maybe it’ll be a brand that hasn’t even released a kitchen before, but will surprise us all with something fresh and innovative.
I am still very happy with the Modern Farmhouse Kitchen from the Hive Store, and use it in most of my Aussie Shores rental houses and my home. It is versatile and fits most houses. With good poses, it’s great. I can’t fault that kitchen.
Having said that, it is time for something new. After all, this is one advantage of a Second Life: we’re not stuck with the same kitchen or house for the next 10-20 years. We can change it all on a whim.
Since I’ve been spending four weeks on decorating the new rentals, and also decided to change my home, I decided to seriously look into all the options we’ve been offered so far in 2021. There are some really great kitchens out there that are worth considering.
Small New Kitchens
If you’re living in a small house or beach cabin in Second Life, space and prims can be a real concern. Fortunately, there are quite a few new small kitchens that are perfect for such cozy living spaces. These small kitchens come in a variety of styles, from modern and sleek to rustic and charming. They’re also often more affordable than larger kitchens, both in terms of the cost to purchase and the number of prims they require. So, if you’re looking for a new kitchen that won’t take up too much space or use up too many prims, be sure to check out some of the small kitchen options available in Second Life.
Chez Moi New Kitchens
Chez Moi, a well-known furniture brand, has recently unveiled two kitchen sets that are perfect for small houses and beach cabins.
The first one is the Quinn Kitchen Set, a one-piece u-shaped kitchen with decor and stools. It’s only 4 prims, has a variety of poses and decor options, and comes with plenty of texture choices. While the U-shape might require the right space, it has everything you’d need in a small kitchen, and Chez Moi is known for excellent poses.
The second one is the Bellshore Kitchen, which has been a popular choice among Second Life bloggers and rental house owners. It’s versatile and fits well in small spaces. Plus, the texture options are fantastic, allowing you to personalize your decor.
If you’re interested in checking out the poses and features of these kitchen sets, you can find them on Chez Moi’s website. Overall, these new releases from Chez Moi offer a great solution for those looking for stylish and functional small kitchens in Second Life here.
Looking for a funky and functional kitchen for your small space? Check out the mini Boho kitchen from Kraftwork! With its bold color options, this kitchen can bring life to even the tiniest of apartments. And at just 4 prims, it won’t take up too much of your precious prim allowance. Plus, the folded tables can be unlinked for added flexibility. Whether you’re cooking up a storm or just brewing a cup of coffee, this mini kitchen is the perfect addition to your space.
TP to Kraftwork
Looking for a unique small kitchen option? Look no further than Soul2Soul’s Artisan Kitchen collection. With a variety of color options to choose from, this kitchen can add a pop of personality to any space.
While it may be slightly more expensive than other small kitchen options at 1599L, the interesting design is worth it. Give your space a touch of artisanal charm with this collection.
If you’re looking for a compact kitchen with a unique Mediterranean feel, consider KOPFKINO’s Mediterranean Kitchen. Although it was originally a Gacha item, I was impressed with the creator’s excellent customer service when I contacted her to inquire about purchasing it. The kitchen is now available for purchase as a regular item, with a fatpack option for 1299L or the ability to buy individual pieces.
While the fridge is purely decorative and the cabinets don’t have any poses, the tile and curtain textures can be customized. It’s a charming and practical addition to any small home or cabin.
Pitaya’s DIY kitchen Countertop is a perfect solution for those on a tight budget and in need of a specific type of kitchen design. This single piece is ideal for small spaces and provides a stylish countertop option.
178L to 320L depending on the texture set you want.
La Cuisine was first introduced by Pitaya as a Gacha item for the Epiphany event in January 2021. However, it is now available as a regular fatpack for 2350L.
The hud gives you a choice of textures.
Big New Kitchens
Looking for a kitchen that is simple yet stylish and elegant? Look no further than the North Oak Modern Kitchen. While it may not be the most prim-saving option, with each cabinet weighing in at 2 prims, it certainly makes up for it in appearance.
Although it’s not necessarily the best choice for role-play, the sink does have one pose and the fridge offers a few more. This kitchen is really more for decoration purposes, adding a touch of sophistication to any room.
Pricing for the North Oak Modern Kitchen starts at 575L per color set, with the fatpack priced at 975L. If you’re looking to really complete the look, you can also purchase a stocked fridge for an additional 575L per color set, or 875L for the fatpack. If you opt for both the kitchen and fridge fatpacks, you’ll pay 1850L, or 1150L if you choose just one color set for each.
And don’t forget about the stool – it’s sold separately for 175L per color or 495L for the fatpack. Overall, the North Oak Modern Kitchen is a great choice for those who want a stylish and sophisticated look for their virtual homes.
Fancy Decor and Kraftwork collaboration
A modular kitchen collaboration between Fancy Decor and Kraftwork offers a versatile 32-piece set in five color options. Unfortunately, there is no fatpack option to purchase all colors at once.
All cabinets have a low prim count of 1-2 prims, making it a prim-efficient kitchen option. However, one downside is the limited countertop texture options. While it is possible to tint the surface, the result may not be visually appealing. Therefore, more countertop textures would be appreciated.
Overall, the kitchen looks great, and the island bench with shelves is a favorite piece. The glass doors and different cabinet sizes allow for endless combinations, making it an excellent option for a large room.
Available at Kraftwork and Fancy Decor
The Clarissa kitchen by Elm is available in six colors, which are sold separately.
The kitchen has a tall appearance, and even I, as a non-petite avatar, found it quite high. As for the prim count, the u-shaped display is linked with the island bench and uses up 24 prims in total, which means each piece must be around 1-2 prims. The sink unit has 5 prims and seems to be the one with the animations. However, I only tested the single animations, which don’t necessarily fit the kitchen’s context. Nevertheless, discussing animations in Second Life is a separate matter.
The shelf has a prim count of 2, while the stool uses up 3 prims.
Based on the vendors, it appears that the tile textures and the countertop can be changed using a hud.
The stools are sold separately in four different colours.
PG 199L Fatpack 649L
Adult 275L Fatpack 949L
1-5 prims per piece. Fridge is empty and doesn’t have poses as far s I can tell.
16-piece modular set
38-piece modular set
The Gourmand Kitchen by Tartesso Arts is an impressive kitchen, though the prims are uncertain. The linked display shows 48 prims, while the kitchen island with three stools shows 9 prims. All cupboard doors and drawers can be opened, except for the corner unit.
The fridge is empty but can be customized with your own items, and food can be linked to the doors with some effort. The textures for the sink, fridge, counter, stools, and wood can be changed with a hud. The PG version offers single, cook, massage, and cuddles animations, while the Adult version includes single, massage, cuddles, straight, lesbian, and threesome animations.
The kitchen stands out for its choice of colors, which includes traditional wood shades as well as funky options like red, blue, and aqua. These bold colors may not be the first choice for a kitchen, but they certainly add some spice to any setup. I would love to see how these colors can be incorporated into kitchen designs.
TP to Tartessos Arts—————–
Bazar Mira Kitchen
The Mira Kitchen from bazar seems to have limited information available. I wasn’t able to find any scripts to change the textures, so it appears that the textures that come with the kitchen are what you get. The stool is sold separately for $129L and each piece of the kitchen is 1-2 prims.
It was released for the Uber event at the time of writing.
Although the Magnolia kitchen from DBy wasn’t created in 2021, I must mention it because it’s a fantastic option for role-players and received an update this year. Despite being the most expensive kitchen at 2599L, it boasts an impressive 4.5-star rating on the marketplace with 20 reviews.
Which new kitchen is best?
Which new kitchen is the best option for you will depend on your personal preferences and needs. Consider the style you’re going for and the space you have available, as well as the price and prim count.
If you’re on a budget and have limited prims, the Hive Modern Farmhouse Kitchen is a great choice with its stylish design and impressive poses. It’s versatile enough to fit into any space and won’t break the bank.
If you’re looking for all-inclusive texture options, the Gourmand Kitchen from Tartessos Arts is a great option, priced at 1200L (without the Adult option). The ability to change textures for various elements of the kitchen adds a lot of flexibility and customization options.
For a more unique and modern option, the Soul2soul kitchen is worth considering, even though it’s the most expensive among smaller kitchens. It has a distinct style and stands out from other options on the market.
In the end, it’s hard to declare a clear winner with so many options available. The decision ultimately comes down to personal style, prim count, and budget. With the ability to purchase individual pieces, you can even mix and match to create a unique look.
While the abundance of choices can make selecting a kitchen challenging, it’s ultimately a positive thing. It allows for a greater level of customization and personalization in home design.
Personally, I initially chose the Fancy Decor and Kraftwork collaboration for my Onsu house. However, due to the lack of countertop texture options, I’m considering switching to the Gourmand Kitchen from Tartessos Arts. As for my Onsu Skybox apartment, the North Oak Modern Kitchen is a must-have and fits perfectly.
It would be interesting to see new kitchen designs from The Loft & Aria and Apple Fall. Their unique styles and attention to detail could bring some interesting and innovative concepts to the world of virtual kitchens. It’s always refreshing to see what new ideas creators can come up with to enhance our virtual living experiences.
I’m excited to hear about your favorite kitchen and why you love it! As a language model, I don’t have personal preferences, but I’m curious to know what makes a kitchen design stand out for you. Do you prioritize functionality, aesthetics, or both? And what are some features that you wish more kitchen creators would include in their designs? Don’t hesitate to share your feedback and suggestions.